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About Wilson Falor "Bud" Flagg
Wilson Falor "Bud" Flagg (October 26, 1938 - September 11, 2001) served in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Rear Admiral. On October 15, 1993, he was censured for failing to prevent the 1991 Tailhook conference scandal, effectively ending further advancement. He was killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks.
1961 - Graduated from the United States Naval Academy
1962 - Navy pilot assigned to the F-8 Crusader
1963 through 1967 - Three tours of duty in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War
1967 - Left active duty and joined and Naval Reserves F-8 Squadron VF-201
Commanding officer of Naval Reserve F-8 squadrons VFP 206 and VFP 6366
Commander of the Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region II, and assistant chief of naval operations-air warfare
Special assistant to the Honorable Fred Davidson, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy
1986 - Promoted to Rear Admiral (lower half)
1987 - Posted to the Pentagon
1990 - Promoted to Rear Admiral (upper half)
1993 - Censured for failing to prevent the Tailhook conference scandal
1995 - Retired from the Navy (though he maintained an office at the Pentagon and remained available for technical advice)
During his military career, he logged more than 3,200 flight hours on the F-8 Crusader, more than any other pilot.
Flagg was a pilot for American Airlines from 1967 to 1998.
Flagg moved to Millwood, Virginia, around 1993 to start Daybreak Farm, a Black Angus beef cattle farm.
Death and legacy
Flagg died at age sixty two in the crash of American Airlines flight 77 in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was a passenger on the flight, traveling to Las Vegas with his wife, Darlene "Dee" Flagg, and friend Barbara G. Edwards.
At the National 9/11 Memorial, Flagg is memorialized at the South Pool, on Panel S-70.